Appstem Co-Founder/CEO Robert Armstrong: On Relationship with Tesla, Virtual and Augmented Reality, the Future of Technology in Healthcare

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Robert Armstrong is a co-founder and the CEO of Appstem, a leading digital product agency based in San Francisco. Appstem is all about creating informed, human-centered innovations that transform complex business problems into elegant digital solutions. But Appstem hasn’t always been at the top of the digital food chain, so to speak — Robert and the team come from humble …

Hitting the High Notes: American Medical Association’s Todd Unger on Building a Brand in the Digital Age, Theatrical Storytelling in Business, ‘Tagline Todd’

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Todd Unger is the Chief Experience Officer and Senior Vice President of Physician Engagement at the American Medical Association. He’s known as a transformational leader for the digital age, with the classic profile of a “productive disruptor” — and man, he has the résumé to back it up. Before his time at AMA, Todd was the CMO and Chief Digital …

Vokal Founder/CEO Reid Lappin: On Organic Farming, Digital Design and Innovation, Using Technology to Improve Lives

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Reid Lappin is the founder and CEO of Vokal, one of Chicago’s leading digital design and innovation firms. Thanks to Reid, his company’s client roster will certainly get your attention — Vokal has worked with Whole Foods, Bosch, Groupon and the San Francisco 49ers, to name a few. So yes, Reid is a technological prodigy, a genius by any measure …

Food Retail Guru Michael Sansolo: On Working with Passion, Life Lessons from NYC, Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council

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A respected senior executive in the world of food retailing, Michael Sansolo is now a consultant, speaker and author. In his first book, “The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies,” Michael takes all kinds of cool leadership, marketing and workplace dynamic lessons learned from awesome movies like “The Godfather,” for example. His second book, “Business Rules! 52 ways …

Kolbe Corp Founder Kathy Kolbe: On the Kolbe Index, Standing up for What’s Right and ‘Moral-Imperative’ Projects

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Kathy Kolbe is a fascinating individual in a class all by herself. She’s an iconoclast who’s always been ahead of her time as a female leader. In fact, she was even recognized in Time magazine’s 1985 “Man of the Year” issue for her groundbreaking accomplishments. Kathy is the founder of Kolbe Corp and is arguably best known for creating the …

Junto Institute’s Catherine Jelinek: On Humanity in Business, Embracing Period Power, Bringing Women Together Episode 4

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Our guest on Episode No. 4 is Catherine Jelinek, founder and partner of The Junto Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Junto is a leadership and revenue accelerator for growth-stage companies with 10-100 employees and/or $1 to $10 million in annual revenues. Catherine believes deeply that it’s nonnegotiable to lead with humanity in business, she embraces the power of periods, aligns with …

SquarePlanet is Making Waves With a New Podcast Launching November 3, 2016 at 8am Central

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The Old Our former podcast, Maximizing Opportunity, was a decent show with impressive guests—but it was also our very first attempt at a podcast. We had a lot to learn about producing a monthly show, so this time around we’re applying our learned lessons to an upgraded program we’re calling The Making Waves Podcast. Don’t worry, Maximizing Opportunity is still available for you to go back and …